London: British singer Lily Allen has bagged three Ivor Novello Awards.
Her single ‘The Fear’, No1 for four weeks in February last year, won Most Performed Song and Best Song Musically And Lyrically at the songwriters’ bash on May 20.
Allen, 25, and Greg Kurstin, with whom she penned a string of her hits including ‘The Fear’, together won Songwriters Of The Year.
“I didn’t realise I was an exceptional songwriter. I just thought I wrote nursery rhymes - little ditties that I write for myself. I am overwhelmed,” the Sun quoted her as saying.
She wants to establish herself as a hitmaker for hire and has set her sights on adding extra magic to chart-topping acts such as Lady Gaga, whose ‘Just Dance’ was knocked off No1 by ‘The Fear’.
“I’m still writing songs all the time and I won’t be writing just for myself any more. I want to write for Lady Gaga,” she added.